Search Results: "Ingrid Law"


BOOK REVIEW

INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >

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SAVVY by Ingrid Law
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A film is already in development, and if it lives up to this marvel-laden debut, it'll be well worth seeing. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Mibs can't wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or "savvy," will awaken. Read full book review >

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INGRID CAVEN by Jean-Jacques Schuhl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A historical record, to be sure, however unsettling and erratically recounted, but this 2000 Goncourt winner details much glam and little substance."
A real-life German singer and actress (she married filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder) unrolls some fabulous name-dropping in a lightly fictionalized series of reminiscences written by a man named Charles (a.k.a. author Schuhl), who lives with her. Read full book review >

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LAW by Ed Willis
Released: June 12, 2012

"Only for readers who like their literature on the strange side."
The bizarre tale of two twisted paths through life. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. Read full book review >

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PLANK'S LAW by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The backdrop of disease can be elementary fodder for drama, but the story offers fine comedic vignettes and playful dialogue, raising this well above standard illness fare. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Terminally ill with Huntington's at 16, Trevor has nothing to lose and dares to live life at the brink. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sobering, saddening but altogether excellent book of legal reportage."
Evenhanded study of justice blindfolded by "a broad, omnipotent reading of the president's wartime authority." Read full book review >

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SULLIVAN’S LAW by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2004

New series debut in which a probation officer's life turns out to be just as full of menace, romance, and violence as that of any Rosenberg cop or lawyer. Read full book review >

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MURPHY’S LAW by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The plot is perhaps too thick with red herrings, but the portrait of the ocean voyage, Ellis Island, and the early wave of Irish settlers in New York is fascinating."
Taking a sabbatical from her usual protagonist, Constable Evan Evans (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), Bowen introduces a new sleuth in a 19th-century setting. Read full book review >

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LIEBERMAN'S LAW by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 1996

"Next time, though, Kaminsky better watch the loose ends, or he'll drive this fine series into as soapy a rut as the Gideon stories."
Abe Lieberman specializes in intractable problems, but this time he may have met his match in the vandals who desecrated four Chicago temples, including Abe's own Mir Shavot. Read full book review >